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Thursday 29 January 2015 Thursday 29 January 2015

Firat News: Three more villages liberated in Kobanê YPG Press Centre said in today’s statement that the Kobanê resistance which has entered the phase of victory continues on the 136th day. According... Read more

Wednesday 28 January 2015 Wednesday 28 January 2015

Firat News: YPG liberate three points in south Kobanê YPG Press Centre reported in a written statement that fighters of People’s/Women’s Defense Units continued the operation against villages... Read more

Tuesday 27 January 2015 Tuesday 27 January 2015

Firat News: Kobanê victory celebrated in Rojhilat and Iran Following the announcement of victory in Kobanê on the 133rd day of resistance, massive celebrations have also taken place in many cities... Read more

Monday 26 January 2015 Monday 26 January 2015

Firat News: Kobanê liberated Kobanê town of West Kurdistan, Rojava, has been cleansed of ISIS and liberated after 134 days of attacks by the gangs. The people in Kobanê have started celebrations. YPG/YPJ... Read more

Sunday 25 January 2015 Sunday 25 January 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: 122 killed on Sunday 25/01/2015 The dead :  32  civilians, 27  rebels, 11 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 15 NDF, 20 Regular forces, 9  unknown rebels, 18 ISIS. By... Read more

Saturday 24 January 2014 Saturday 24 January 2014

Firat News: Freedom streamer flies over Mistenur Hill A 75-metre long TEVDEM streamer in yellow, red and green has been attached to pylons on the top of Mistenur Hill, which has been liberated by YPG/YPJ... Read more

Friday 23 January 2015 Friday 23 January 2015

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: The helicopters and warplanes attack different areas in Daraa and al- Quneitera Daraa Province: The number of raids carried out on the town of Alma has risen to 6,... Read more

Iranian and Syrian regimes target Kurds Iranian and Syrian regimes target Kurds

Since decades, regimes which are occupying Kurdistan have been applying oppressive policies against Kurdish people in order to deny the right and existence of Kurds and prevent their libration and freedom. As... Read more

Thursday 22 January 2015 Thursday 22 January 2015

Firat News: KNK: Syrian forces aiming for another ethnic cleansing in Haseke Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Commission of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement calling attention to the recent attacks... Read more

Wednesday 21 January 2015 Wednesday 21 January 2015

Firat News: ISIS gangs driven from southern part of Kobanê YPG/YPJ guerrillas have launched an operation on ISIS gang positions to the south and southeast of Kobanê, driving the gangs from their positions... Read more

Tuesday 20 January 2015 Tuesday 20 January 2015

Firat News: Hospital area in Kobanê cleansed of gangs YPG/YPJ fighters are continuing the operation to liberate Kobanê. According to ANHA news agency, YPG forces carried out an assault against ISIS... Read more

Monday 19 January 2015 Monday 19 January 2015

Firat News: Syrian regime used cluster bombs in Hasekê  The YPG Press Centre has issued a statement saying the Syrian Ba’athist regime used cluster bombs in attacks on Kurdish neighbourhoods in... Read more

Sunday 18 January 2015 Sunday 18 January 2015

Firat News:  Violent clashes in Hasekê continue, YPG reports  YPG (People’s Defense Units) said in a written statement that violent clashes between YPG/YPJ-asayesh (public security) fighters... Read more

Saturday 17 January 2015 Saturday 17 January 2015

Kurds are turning Syria around, slowly slowly: Firat News:Yesterday’s torture centre now a courthouse What used to be a centre of the Syrian regime’s Shabiha death squads in Qam??lo (Qamishli) is... Read more

Friday 16 January 2015 Friday 16 January 2015

Firat News: Clashes get heavier around Yarmuk School in Kobanê  ISIS gangs have launched a fresh wave of attacks in the Yarmuk School area in Kobanê town of West Kurdistan, Rojava. According to correspondents... Read more

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Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’ Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’

15 January, 2015: The urgency of the present situation facing the people of Kobane and the longer term implications of the transformation of the Middle East were issues addressed at the public meeting... Read more

Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment Syria Mid-term Implementation Assessment

18 August 2014: Mid-term Implementation Assessment -Syria  Read More →

If the will were there to really bring change … If the will were there to really bring change …

Personal thoughts: Kurds need to be able to protect people in their area – for humanitarian reasons as well as credibility. If they are given massive help with this they will be released from that... Read more

Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria Salih Muslim Mohammed – Democratic Union Party, Syria

Watch now 12 MONTHS LEFT DURATION: 30 MINUTES Zeinab Badawi speaks to Salih Muslim Mohammed, leader of Syrian Kurdish party the PYD, which is part of the National Coordination Body for Democratic... Read more

The Kurdish initiative towards democratic change on the basis of unity and diversity The Kurdish initiative towards democratic change on the basis of unity and diversity

The Syrian crisis deepened amid blind violence exceeding all limits, in a way pushing the country towards the unknown in the absence of any objective and serious solutions. It is essentially beyond being... Read more

UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013 UK FCO: Iran – Country of Concern 2013

The election of Hassan Rouhani as President in June, on the back of promises to bring about social equality and justice for all Iranians, brought a feeling of optimism to the country. Positive acts,... Read more

UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013 UK FCO: Syria – Country of 2013

Syria’s civil war worsened throughout 2013, with many tens of thousands losing their lives, and the country now experiencing some of the most appalling humanitarian conditions in the world. The already... Read more

CEIP:The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim CEIP:The People’s Rule: An Interview With Saleh Muslim

In 2003, Saleh Muslim Mohammed was a founding member of theDemocratic Union Party, better known by its Kurdish acronym PYD, which is the largest Kurdish party in Syria. In 2010, he was elected... Read more

Human Rights Watch World Report 2014 – Syria: Human Rights Watch World Report 2014 – Syria:

A general view showing damages after what activists said was an airstrike with explosive barrels from forces loyal to President al-Assad in Al-Shaar area in Aleppo on December 17, 2013. © 2013 Reuters Syria’s... Read more

NCB: Statement to the Syrian people NCB: Statement to the Syrian people

The National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Statement to the Syrian people The Paris-based international and regional meetings have ended in the last few days emphasising the... Read more

Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are! Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are!

Firat news: Two years after Roboski: We know who the perpetrators are! The year was 1993. The inhabitants of the hamlet of Tarlabashi in the Uludere district of Shirnak province had been forced to flee... Read more

Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II

Dear Sir/Madam RE.: Support for the participation of the Kurdish Supreme Council in Geneva II The 10th EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) conference, on EU, Turkey and the Kurds, held 4 and 5 December... Read more

National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Press release National Coordination Body for Democratic Change in Syria – NCB Press release

The Executive Office of the National Coordination Body – NCB held a session on Saturday 21 December 2013 and discussed the ongoing diplomatic movements regarding the Geneva II Conference. State sponsors... Read more

Manna describes Robert Ford as “Bremer of Syria” and calls into question the success of Geneva II because of his powers. Manna describes Robert Ford as “Bremer of Syria” and calls into question the success of Geneva II because of his powers.

London – (UPI), December 19, 2013: The head of the National Coordination Body for Democratic Change – NCB Abroad Branch, Haytham Manna, described the head of the Syrian desk at U.S. State Department,... Read more

Amnesty International: Syria: Rule of Fear: ISIS abuses in detention Amnesty International: Syria: Rule of Fear: ISIS abuses in detention

Reuters: Nour Fourat. “They took him outside the room… We could hear clearly someone sharpening a knife. And the young man was shouting now: ‘Please, my sheikh, do not slaughter me.’ He kept pleading... Read more

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Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’ Gunter: ‘Post-state entities reshaping Middle East map’

15 January, 2015: The urgency of the present situation facing the people of Kobane and the longer term implications of the transformation of the Middle East were issues addressed at the public meeting in the House of Lords on 12 January which was jointly organised by Peace in Kurdistan Campaign and Kurdistan National Congress (KNK). Titled The Collapsed... [Read more of this review]

‘Join the protest to call the Paris murders to account‘ ‘Join the protest to call the Paris murders to account‘

Firat News: The Organising Committee for the actions around the second anniversary of the murders of Kurdish women revolutionaries Sakine Cans?z, Fidan Do?an and Leyla ?aylemez in Paris on 9 January 2013 have called for a mass turnout at the demonstration on 10 January. ‘The Kurds will ensure those behind these murders are revealed’ The... [Read more of this review]

Friday 2 January 2014 Friday 2 January 2014

Facebook: Jiyar Gol uploaded a new video: “INSIDE KOBANE” is a documentary film we produced for BBC. It gives a glimps of the way Kurdish journalist gather news under constant shelling and snipers. Along the way they introduce us to women and men who defend the city aganist ISIS. The broadcast starts on BBC World TV on January 2nd –... [Read more of this review]

Thursday 25 December 2014 Thursday 25 December 2014

Firat News:  ISIS gangs ‘bought vehicles from Turkish troops’:  Ziyad Osman, a resident of Kobanê who was attacked yesterday by ISIS gangs with heavy weaponry while waiting with his vehicle near the Mert Ismail military post on the border, said: “A vehicle containing gang members stopped some distance away from us and shouted in Arabic:... [Read more of this review]

Tuesday 23 December 2014 Tuesday 23 December 2014

al-Monitor: Kurds draw pride from defense of Kobani KOBANI, Syria — Entering Kobani, I didn’t know what to expect. In the thick of night, it was impossible to see very much. Apart from the occasional barking of wild dogs, there wasn’t much to hear either. In the morning, I was surprised to find that most of the buildings in the vicinity were... [Read more of this review]

Wednesday 15 October 2014 Wednesday 15 October 2014

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: Reliable resources reported to SOHR that YPG fighters could advance in the neighborhood of Kani Arban in the city of Kobani and take control over 2 positions after violent clashes with IS. The violent clashes between the two parties have still erupted in the west of the Security Box and near the Big Mosque, information... [Read more of this review]

Friday 10 October 2014 Friday 10 October 2014

Firat News:3 more die after being kept waiting at border 3 more wounded persons from Kobanê have lost their lives as a result of the Turkish state’s attitude of turning the transfer of the wounded to Suruç into an issue of negotiation. Turkish officials are continuing their arbitrary attitude towards transferring to Suruç the people from Kobanê... [Read more of this review]

Shenagal – ISIS – analysis Shenagal – ISIS – analysis

Firat News: HAK-PAR issues Sinjar report ANF – ANKARA 13.09.2014 11:30:30 Rights and Freedoms Party (HAK-PAR), known to be close to the political line of the KDP, sent a delegation to Sinjar and South Kurdistan to carry out inspections about ISIS massacres in the region. Following the return of the delegation the party has issued a report. The... [Read more of this review]

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